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"Ms. Longo is seen as the pre-eminent appellate lawyer in our community, and with good reason. She combines keen analysis, excellent writing skills, and common-sense advocacy to make her effective. She is my "go-to" appellate resource in my own practice, and I am happy to endorse her."

Ms. Longo has practiced as an appellate attorney in Michigan for over 20 years, focusing almost exclusively on civil appeals in the Michigan courts for cases involving the UCC, contracts, family law, including custody and child support, property law and zoning, municipal regulation, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, among others issues.

Ms. Longo was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1989 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to private practice, she worked as a staff attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals and as a judicial intern with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ms. Longo holds a JD from The Ohio State University College of Law (now Moritz College of Law) and a Master’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on American Constitutional Law and American Judicial Politics. Following law school, she attended the Ph.D. Program in Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning at the University of Michigan. In conjunction with that program, she designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Eastern Michigan University in property law, law and urban planning, and law and aesthetics.

Ms. Longo is also a mixed media artist and donates pieces for various local charity events including the Circle of Art (a benefit for Foodgatherers), the Bar Revue (a benefit for Southeastern Michigan Legal Aid), the summer reading program benefit for Ann Arbor Public Library, Avalon Housing, and more.





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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 30%
    27 years, 200 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Child Custody: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Hourly ($200-275/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Nicholas Roumel

    Ms. Longo is seen as the pre-eminent appellate lawyer in our community, and with good reason. She combines keen analysis, excellent writing skills, and common-sense advocacy to make her effective. She is my "go-to" appellate resource in my own practice, and I am happy to endorse her.


    Nicholas Roumel Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stuart R. Shafer

    Laurie successfully appealed an extremely interesting and complicated family law matters wrongly decided by the trial court, which was initially handled by a different attorney. I was asked to represent the client on the remand. Although Laurie's appeal was done, she was so committed to this case and her client that she stayed in to both help where she could and continue to support our client. Laurie not only did an incredible job on the appeal, but she was an invaluable resource in preparing for and during the trial. Our client prevailed, but only because of Laurie's incredible skills and commitment. Because of Laurie, I looked pretty good.


    Stuart Shafer Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


MIActive And In Good Standing198805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
First PlaceEdsel and Eleanor Ford House - Grimmly Speaking Award2012
Best DisplayBookfest2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyLaw Offices of L. S. Longo - Just Michigan Appeals1991 - Present
Owner and ArtistStories and Divinations2010 - 2013
Staff Attorney - Prehearing DivisionMichigan Court Of Appeals Prehearing Division1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of MichiganAttorney Member1995 - Present
Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of MichiganAttorney Member1995 - Present
State Bar of MichiganAttorney Member1989 - Present
Lawyers United for Sabra BriereCo-Chair2014 - 2014
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2014
American Inns of CourtMaster2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Yount v YountMy client won and was reunited with his daughters.
Sinta v McDonaldMy client won the appeal within three days.
Thaden v GorinacThe Court of Appeals agreed with my client and reversed the trial court’s exclusion of the plaintiffs from participation in the auction and vacated the imposition of the easement.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Macomb Daily LAWSUITSParking feud between Warren businesses could head to Michigan Supreme Court2016
The AnnComment2014
The Ann Arbor ChronicleColumn: Get Your Signs Outta My Yard2014
Washtenaw County Legal NewsDistric Court Appeals - A Glitch and a Fix2013
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Avvo - Be Rated or Berated2013
Detroit Legal NewsLocal Voice: Avvo - Be Rated or Berated2013
Washtenaw County Legal NewsMonday Profile - Laurie Longo2013
Michigam Lawyers WeekleyEconomically driven strategy’ key in support case2012
The NAELA eBulletin -- A Weekly Newsletter on Elder Law IssuesCourt orders distribution consistent with trust terms2010
Probate Law Case SummariesElmer M. Dobson Trust2010
Detroit Business LawJackson v Estate of Green: The Effect of a Partition Action on a Joint Tenancy2009
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Appellate Practice Changes Effective January 1, 20052004
Michigan Lawyers WeekleyLawyers Cannot, Should Not Neglect Unpublished Opinions2003
Michigan Lawyers WeekleyNo-Fault Insurer Must Pay Driver's Medical Expenses2003
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Appellate Practice Alert1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science - Constitutional LawMasters Degree1987
Ohio State UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Columbus College of Art and DesignFine ArtsN/AN/A
Pratt InstituteFine ArtsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Appellate Practice SeminarAppellate Practice2005
Appellate Practice SeminarAppellate Practice2000
Appellate Practice SeminarAppellate Practice1997